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Beneath The Planet Of The Apes Reviews

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½ March 26, 2017
This movie was terrible. Lots of unnecessary violence. Just very bad.
March 14, 2017
Seeing Charlton Heston again was pretty cool. But the whole mind control thing was stupid.
February 21, 2017
What the hell? No, seriously, what the hell?
½ February 13, 2017
The oddest entry in a very odd franchise, the first half is almost a beat-for-beat retread of the first film with a less interesting protagonist. Brent is bland variation on the hero that Taylor mocks in his first outing (whereas Taylor and his fellow travellers could be distinguished within moments by their strong, well-defined traits) and there are far too many conveniences the audience has to grant in his adventure. The second half, when the action moves Beneath the planet of the apes, feels very much like an episode of the original Star Trek (complete with good guys battling each other against their wills) and feels just as silly. It does have to be commended for trying build on what had been established and make bold strides away from it in the latter half as well as for daring such an ending, but the new things are not well developed enough and none of it is as compelling as it could be.
½ February 9, 2017
A second set of astronauts crash lands on the planet with a single survivor who ends up finding humans living in the underworld subway ruins of New York from present day. Lots of anti-nuclear messages here. Got too bizarre with the church service worshipping the bomb. Was disappointed Nova only got to speak one word in two films.
November 24, 2016
Beneath is a hodgepodge of desperately random and uninteresting, tedious film tropes that makes this one of the worst sequels to any great classic movie. Beneath has hardly anything to do with the important themes of racism, animal cruelty and dehumanization back in the first film and only wants to tell such a more mind-blowing story either for its' own amusement or for money. This was just terrible, Beneath should be used as an example for movies to do the complete opposite of.
August 27, 2016
Not nearly as good as the first film, but still a good movie.
July 8, 2016
It is not the worst sequel ever made, but it still one that is not worth watching when/if you have other options.
June 25, 2016
It's a amazing how some films seem to gain appreciation with age, yet others lie in the gutter still hopelessly looked at as if they are inadequate, it is in my humble opinion that this is the single greatest sequel of all time, an unpopular opinion I know, but one I'm willing to stand by, it doesn't just rehash the original or haplessly try to tell a less intriguing story, it builds carefully upon the original with a kind of grace, even though this film seemingly at face value looks as though it should be crippled it manages to run full sprint and leap into the air setting a new highpoint. Interesting with it's central plot, surprisingly human with it's characters and all building to a proper conclusion equal to the gradeur of it's potential. If you have not seen it I would highly recommend Beneath the Planet of the Apes... oh and it's ending is simply brilliant
June 3, 2016
Beneath the Planet of the Apes is a decent, if not somewhat clumsy, follow up to a classic picture. Featuring a set of distinct strengths and weaknesses, the film never meshes into a fast-paced, coherent picture, instead at times playing as an all-too-familiar story while at others offering some far-fetched ideas with limited appeal and significance. Still, the movie ends with a bang, and if nothing else, audiences will be eager to find out how the writers concocted three more sequels after the ending presented here.
½ March 7, 2016
Bonkers sequel to the leaden original. Plays like a camp TV version of an Irwin Allen schlockfest. Much more enjoyable than the original, but only because it doesn't have any self-importance. A waste of the great Victor Buono though.
February 20, 2016
Beneath the Planet of the Apes picks right up where the first film picks up. The movie trades some of its intellectual aspects and provocative elements from the first movie for action, and scientific mystery. The movie is quite unpredictable and quite dark. The different areas that are explored by the new astronaut was entertaining as well. I found the movie to be quite a bold and interesting conclusion that I can see most fans being disappointed.
February 8, 2016
Poor sequel to the classic masterpiece from 1968. Some good highlights though.
½ January 23, 2016
Entertaining, though is more flawed than the first one.
January 22, 2016
Definately not as good as the first movie, more on the cheesy side, but still a satisfying movie with a great message and a surprisingly dark ending.
½ December 23, 2015
When you reach a line like "Glory be to the Bomb, and to the Holy Fallout. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. World without end. Amen" it's pretty much over, isn't it?. Why would humans who bombed themselves into near oblivion be worshiping the very thing that helped get them there? I'm also wondering how these humans who have advanced to the acquisition of great telepathic powers never moved to the surface. I guess fresh air and sunlight just never interested them that much. Sure, there was atomic fallout and they've got the face burn to prove it, but since they'd survived, why not go above ground? Also, how had they transformed into gazing, telepathic zombies from murdering humans in just a few short years (see Battle for the Planet of the Apes). They also did a real nice job cleaning up that burnt out hell hole as well. But at the same time, these advanced humans have no clue that the bomb they've got will destroy the world; nevertheless, some sub-humans from the 20th century have it all sussed. And had life really gotten so bad that these zombies had to terminate the planet they lived on? I'd seek some therapy first. You know, clean slate and all? Finally, there's really just not much to hold interest for the average viewer here. The story line is very weak and characters lack any depth whatsoever. For me, this is the worst of the five original films. You only need to watch this if you want continuity. As a stand alone movie, almost a complete waste of time.
December 9, 2015
Una continuación algo extraña que intenta desesperadamente repetir los esquemas de éxito vistos en la primera parte, pero además de no conseguirlo desaprovecha el excelente material. No obstante, es una película sólida y disfrutable.
December 3, 2015
It presents some interesting ideas and ends in shocking fashion, but it was never going to top its predecessor.
August 4, 2015
Best Movie Ending Ever! It was a good sequel to a great movie, but hell yeah man blow the whole god damn planet up! oh yeah.... spoiler alert
½ July 17, 2015
One of the most disappointing sequels of all time! The acting though is worth a star, and it's entertaining enough. Overall a money grab garbage movie that's more focused on mutated boring humans then our protagonists and apes.
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